Oak Ridge FCE
The Oak Ridge FCE Club met Nov. 14 with Jean Rehak, president, presiding.
Lee Anderson and Rehak reported collecting $61 for the Pennies for Friendship group. Nelda Crader, Anderson and Rehak reported on the district meeting in Brazeau, Mo. Betty Dellinger, Crader and Rehak attended the leader training meeting.
Ruby Hitt had spoken to Meb Floyd by phone to thank her for the Child Advocacy dolls.
By acclamation, Marilyn Retherford was re-elected as song and game leader and Carole Jo Byrd as historian.
In new business, the club will give $100 to the Jackson Elks to purchase clothing for the Christmas distribution. Also, $100 will be given to a local family.
All members were given a copy of the latest notice about the Thursday council meeting. Members are encouraged to attend.
Volunteer hours and miles are to be compiled for Byrd to record and report by the December meeting. She also reported clubs would be using Finland as the international study next year.
Byrd will prepare the program booklets for the club.
The next meeting will be at 1 p.m. Dec. 12 in the home of Retherford. Secret pals will be revealed and new secret pals will be drawn. Members are asked to bring cookies for a cookie exchange.
Alpha Mu Master
The Alpha Mu Master of Beta Sigma Phi met, with Bobbie Woodward as hostess and Vicki McKinney, president, presiding. Prior to the meeting, Carole Calvin, vice president, conducted pledge training for Dixie Jones and Martha Slaten.
Articles for care packages were brought by members to be sent to U.S. troops. Some of the items will be sent directly to Linda Metheny's nephew. Woodward presented the programs "Little Lessons in Laziness" and "Living Better and Liking It."
The next meeting will be the Christmas dinner Monday at the home of Judie Herbst.
VFW Post 3838 Auxiliary
The November meeting of VFW Post 3838 Ladies Auxiliary was presided over by Sheila Allen, president. Prior to the meeting, a meal was prepared and served by Phyllis Dodds and Marilyn Mayfield.
Shelly Smith, Susan Burton, Janet Hitt, Heather Minton, Jill Gage and Betty Hardy were presented and approved for membership. Hardy was installed.
October's minutes were read by Glenneta Vogelsang and bills were presented for payment. Vogelsang also read official and other communications.
Judy Thrower gave the Americanism reports. Teachers of the year were chosen. They are: Bill Springer, grades nine through 12; Barb Randolph, grades six through eight; and Elizabeth Babcock, kindergarten through fifth grade.
Five-dollar donations were collected for the department cancer fund. Angels of Hope pins are being sold for awareness of breast and pancreatic cancer.
Sharon Polito distributed information regarding disaster awareness. Tom Berkbigler is now having Voice of Democracy entries judged.
Sarina Webb gave a report regarding the youths' Halloween party. Plans are being made for a children's Christmas party at 1 p.m. Dec. 17 at the post.
A report was given on the golf dinner held at the post. This dinner made it possible for $72 to be added to the cancer fund.
The auxiliary Christmas party will be Dec. 14. Members should bring a covered dish. Sandy Goodheart and Dodds will decorate. The meal will begin at 6 p.m. Please bring a $5 gift.
A reminder will be sent to those who have not paid their dues. The auxiliary voted to hold a steak night Jan. 6 at the post. The next meeting is the Christmas party.
-- From staff reports